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: February 03, 2009, 08:12:05 PM


From the Green Bay Packers website - Nunn was hired for the '06  Packers staff Jan. 23, 2006, by Head Coach Mike McCarthy, as defensive tackles coach (future Packer DC Bob Sanders was Defensive Ends coach) and is a protege of Bucs Defensive Coordinator Jim Bates. The two joined the staff together in 2005, after the pair worked three seasons together with the Miami Dolphins.

In 2007, Nunn oversaw a deep and talented rotation on the interior of the defensive line that stayed productive when season-ending injuries hit two key performers.

Second-year pro Johnny Jolly had rapidly developed under Nunn into the opening day starter alongside Ryan Pickett, but when a shoulder injury ended Jolly's season and a broken forearm shelved veteran reserve Colin Cole as well, rookie first-round draft pick Justin Harrell proved his steady progress was well-founded with solid late-season performances.

The previous year, Nunn helped assimilate free-agent acquisition Pickett into Bob Sanders' defense, and the veteran had a solid, consistent season with 92 tackles and seven pass deflections. Nunn's guidance also contributed to the emergence of Corey Williams at the other tackle spot, as the (then) third-year pro turned in his best season with 47 tackles and seven sacks.

In 2005, Nunn helped elevate the Green Bay defense to a level of success it hadn't enjoyed since 1998. Taking essentially the same personnel from 2004, when the club finished 25th overall defensively, Nunn assisted in anchoring a defensive unit that improved to seventh in the NFL.

Under Nunn's direction, defensive tackle Grady Jackson started all 16 games for only the second time as a pro and responded with career bests in tackles (72) and passes defensed (four). Promising non-drafted players Cullen Jenkins and Cole also flourished under Nunn's stewardship.

A 21-year coaching veteran, Nunn broke into the NFL as a defensive assistant with the Miami Dolphins in 2000. Promoted the following season to assistant defensive line/quality control coach, he held that role for two years (2001-02), during which time he worked with Pro Bowler Jason Taylor. He also spent the 2004 season with the Dolphins as a special assistant, beginning in August with a variety of off-the-field projects, and then assisting with the linebackers after the club relieved its head coach with seven games left in the season.

In 2003, Nunn headed up the Washington Redskins' defensive line and had the opportunity to coach Bruce Smith in the year the future Hall of Famer broke the late Reggie White's all-time NFL sacks record. Nunn also tutored veteran standouts Renaldo Wynn and Regan Upshaw.

Nunn's 12-year college coaching experience was highlighted by nine years at Georgia Military College in Milledgeville, Ga. After one season as defensive coordinator, the school promoted him to head coach and athletic director in 1992. In his eight seasons holding that position, Nunn was 66-19 (.776).

He launched his coaching career at Northeastern Oklahoma in 1988, heading up the defensive line. He then tutored defensive ends at the University of Tennessee for two seasons (1989-90).

Nunn was terminated along with the rest of the Green Bay defensive staff after the 2008 season. The Buccaneers still need to fill the running backs, tight ends, offensive quality control and defensive quality control coaching positions.

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#1 : February 03, 2009, 08:15:04 PM

Sounds pretty good to me. The only thing that worries me is that he coached Green bays d-line and they haven't been spectacular.
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